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Aconga Malbec Blend Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Member Review by lolazaza:

I couldn't decide to give this wine a 3 or a 4 at first. I settled on 4 because of the value/quality ratio. If this wine were $10 I would have given it a 3. If I had paid $20, I'd be disappointed. But for the price, it's really nice. I picked it up for $3 at a Ralphs. Once the alcohol evaporates off, it is mildly dry (which I like). Initial attack is bright and fruity cherry (but not too sweet). Finish is a little bit woody. It's a simple, drinkable, pleasant wine that would be good as an everyday dinner wine. Way more interesting than a Gallo table wine. Nice with salmon or pasta. I'd buy this again. Oh yeah, it also breathes nicely. 2 days after opening it, it is still tasty and nice. A really good buy for less than $5.

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Region: Argentina » Mendoza

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Winery: Aconga
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Snooth User: lolazaza
843985132
4.00 5
06/19/2011

I couldn't decide to give this wine a 3 or a 4 at first. I settled on 4 because of the value/quality ratio. If this wine were $10 I would have given it a 3. If I had paid $20, I'd be disappointed. But for the price, it's really nice. I picked it up for $3 at a Ralphs. Once the alcohol evaporates off, it is mildly dry (which I like). Initial attack is bright and fruity cherry (but not too sweet). Finish is a little bit woody. It's a simple, drinkable, pleasant wine that would be good as an everyday dinner wine. Way more interesting than a Gallo table wine. Nice with salmon or pasta. I'd buy this again. Oh yeah, it also breathes nicely. 2 days after opening it, it is still tasty and nice. A really good buy for less than $5.


2.00 5
11/27/2011

Aroma: Black fruits, cherry, walnut Taste: Blackberry, tart citrus, black pepper Aftertaste: Lingers for a short while with spice and berries

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Snooth User: davidr2
99225243
3.50 5
12/21/2011

really like it.


3.50 5
05/13/2011

This wine was a very pleasant surprise. I bought it for the cheap price of about $3.99 for an inexpensive "every night" dinner wine. It was smooth and dry and "went down" very well. If I could remember where I bought it (and find it locally) it would definitely be my favorite new wine!


Snooth User: aashfield
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5.00 5
01/04/2012

Five glasses


Snooth User: lgbagby
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/27/2010

Picked up dirt cheap at Kroger grocery store. They appear to be the only distributor. Drinks surprisingly well for its age. I think it could improve from a 3 to a 4 after another year or two of aging, though. Could be a cheap way to give the ol' cellar a boost for the short-term.


Snooth User: esotericvoice
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/28/2010

For the $3 price range, it's very drinkable. I think it would make a perfect gift/dinner drink for people inexperienced with wine. For the regulars, you may notice the light color and mild taste. I agree with Igbagby, buy a case and store it for a few years, I'm sure it will be great. Overall, I've been very surprised with wine from this region.


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